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Major Point Interview for ReadersTeacher:
I want you to read several pages of this book. OR, I want you to tell me as much as youcan about the first few pages of this book.I will stop every once in a while (Identify logical stopping places roughly every third or fourth page in picture books, and every two to three paragraphs in longer text).Then, tell me exactly what you are thinking about. Tell me what you were thinking aboutas you read the story. The important thing is that you pay attention and remember, so thatyou can tell me what you were thinking about while you read. You can tell me anythingthe book makes you think about, any problems you had while reading it, and what youthink it is about.
Strategy Use InterviewUses Schema
1. When you read that story did it remind you of anything you know about?What?Why did it remind you?(If no response) Did it remind you of any experiences or things that have happened?2.Are there things you know about or things in your life that help you to understandthis book?3.We have just discussed what this book reminds you of. (Restate child’s response)What do you understand now that you didn’t understand before?
Select an event or fact that would call for a conclusion or interpretation. Refer to the eventor fact when asking questions under number 2 below.1.(For narrative text) Can you predict what is about to happen? Why did youmake that prediction? Can you point to something in the book that helped youmake that prediction?2.What did the author mean by __________________? What in the story helpedyou to know that? What do you already know that helped you to decide that?3.We have just discussed predicting and inferring. (Restate the child’s response)What do you understand now that you didn’t understand before?
Asks Questions:
1.What did you wonder about (or question) while you were reading this story?2.What questions do you have about this book now? (or wonder about now)3.We have just discussed the questions you asked. (Restate child’s response)4.What do you understand now that you didn’t understand before?
Determines What is Important in Text:
1.Are there some parts of this story that are more important than others? Whichones? Why do you think they were the most important?2.What do you think the author (name the author) thought was most important sofar in this story? Why do you think so?3.We have just discussed important parts of the story. (Restate child’s response)What do you understand now that you didn’t understand before?
Repeat-Think Aloud with Subsequent Text:Monitors Comprehension / Uses Appropriate Fix-Up Strategies
1.Did you have any problems while you were reading this story? What could youdo to solve the problem?2.When you are reading other stories what kinds of problems do you have? Whatare all the ways you solve the problems?3.We have just discussed problems you have (Restate child’s response). What doyou understand now that you didn’t understand before?
Visualizes and Creates Mental Images While Reading
1.When you were reading this story did you make any pictures or images in your head? Tell me everything you can about that picture or image you made whileyou were reading just now. Do the pictures or images that you just told me abouthelp you to understand the story better? How?2.(If no response) Can you think of a story where you made your own pictures or images in your head? Tell me everything you can about that picture or image.Do those pictures or images help you understand the story better? How?3.We have just discussed the pictures or images you make in your head. (Restatechild’s response) What do you understand now that you didn’t understand before?
1.If you were to tell another person about the story you just read, and you couldonly use a few sentences, what would you tell them?2.Think about what you have just said about the story. What do you understandnow that you didn’t understand before?

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